New Faculty Member Profile
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Monday, January 29
Tuesday, January 30
10:45 a.m. Student Recital
11:30 a.m. Reflections – Jason Glombicki, '07
Wednesday, January 31
8:30 a.m – 10:00 a.m. Walk-in hours in the dean's office
Proposals due for papers related to the history and culture of the book. Details about proposal may be found on the library home page. Send proposals to: Margi Rogal, Tredway Library.
Thursday, February 1
10:30 a.m. Convocation – NWC Theatre Group – "The Race Show"
The flagship production of Speak Theatre Arts, is a daring and hilarious look at the impact that three racial slurs have had on the lives of three friends, each from a different ethnic background. Ensemble and monologue work will be featured together with slam poetry, stand-up comedy, and hip hop elements. The words are undeniable shocking in the opening scene but absolutely essential to the transformative process of this show. The NWC cast believes there is no reason why a word in itself should be capable of bringing a person to their knees. This convocation is co-sponsored by the Augustana Explore Program.
11:30 a.m. Faculty Meeting Olin Auditorium
4:00 p.m. Former Wabash College President Andrew Ford will meet in the Board Room with all interested faculty to discuss ways in which the Academic Affairs Office can best support faculty in their work and other matters of concern. Dr. Ford is conducting a program review of Academic Affairs this week.
8:00 p.m. NWC Theatre Group – "The Race Show"
Join this explosive comedy that takes on three of the most powerful words in American culture today. The performers will share their life stories about race in "The Race Show" that began on the campus of UCLA. For more information please contact the Office of Student Activities at 309-794-2695.
This event is free, but tickets are required and may be obtained by contacting the Augustana Ticket Office, 7306. Absolutely no one under the age of 13 will be admitted to the performance.
Friday, February 2
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. "Create an Andrinka Cloth" Workshop
Tredway Library, 2nd Floor
Led by Professor Rowen Schussheim-Anderson. Drop in and help make an adrinkra cloth, which is a fabric made in Ghana by stamping a plain cloth with symbolic motifs. Students on Ghana Term 2006 learned how to do this traditional artform. The completed cloth will be installed permanently in the Tredway Library.
3:30 p.m. Conversations on Scholarship – Integrating They Say I Say into the classroom – Part III
Augustana College Theatre Winter Play – Dead Man Walking by Tim Robbins
The winter offering of the 2006-07 Augustana College Theatre season, "Issues of Our Times." Tickets are $8 for faculty/staff, full-time students, and senior citizens, $10 for the general public, and are available from the Augustana Ticket Office, 7306.
In 1995 Tim Robbins directed the film Dead Man Walking, featuring performances by Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. The film was based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean, a Jesuit nun who was writing about her experience as a spiritual adviser to a death row inmate. The film was critically acclaimed and sparked renewed discussion and debate on the ethical implications of capital punishment. Robbins wrote this stage version in 2002 and granted exclusive performance rights to high schools and colleges to provide on-campus discussion of the death penalty.
Our production will be part of the National Dead Man Walkng School Theatre Project, and as such it will involve additional departments on campus in an interdisciplinary exploration of one of our most important moral issues of the day. Faculty panel discussion following performance
Saturday, February 3
7:30 p.m. Augustana College Theatre Winter Play – Dead Man Walking by Tim Robbins
Faculty panel discussion following performace.
Sunday, February 4
1:30 p.m. Augustana College Theatre Winter Play – Dead Man Walking by Tim Robbins
2:00 p.m. Quad City Symphony Concert
Donald Schleicher, musical director and conductor. The program will include:
Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man;
Higdon, blue cathedral;
Beethoven, Symphony No. 1;
Tower, Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 2;
R. Strauss, Don Juan;
D. Wilson, Shortcut Home.
Tickets must be purchased directly from the Quad City Symphony Office, 563-322-0931.